When Universal showed the first trailer of Fast & Furious 6 during the Super Bowl, we noticed that there was a Ferrari FXX in one of the scenes. A closer look, by way of the amazing technology known as "pause," and we noticed that it wasn’t exactly an actual FXX, but a replica of said exotic.
How could this be possible? Well, a few styling cues from the car seems to suggest as such. The most obvious are the headlights, which actually don’t belong in a real FXX, but in Ferrari’s other limited edition supercar, the Enzo.
Also, check out the vents of the car in a photo uploaded by Ludacris in his Instagram account (by the way, we went back to his account and it appears that the photo has since been taken down). We bring this up because we don’t see the vents and the rivets on the car’s fenders. Speaking of rivets, the one on Ludacris’ photo has them just north of the Enzo-like headlights, which a real FXX shouldn’t have in the first place.
And finally, do you see the vents on the side of the replica FXX? By our account, the real FXX doesn’t have that many of ’em.
If you want to compare photos, we’ve included a gallery of the actual FXX. Check it out and let us know what you think!
We appreciate a funny parody when we see one; this particular creation, called the Fahrradi Farfalla FFX certainly ranks among the funniest we’ve seen in a while. From afar, the vehicle looks every bit like a Ferrari FXX supercar, but once you take a closer look, you discover that the only thing "super" about it is its design.
What lies underneath the specially constructed aluminum frame is, for lack of a better term, a bicycle that runs on the leg strength of the one riding it. For good hilarious measure, folks behind this piece of work decided to turn the skit to a whole new level by producing a video that mocks Michael Schumacher’s SLS "tunnel" commercial, complete with a ridiculous visual effect of the Farfalla FFX driving on the walls and ceiling of the tunnel.
Check out the video (after the jump) and a few photos of a true one-of-a-kind vehicle...err...bicycle. Let the hilarity ensue!
The Ferrari FXX Evoluzione was unveiled back in 2006 and was limited to only 30 units. The chance of actually owning one was, well, slim if not non-existent, but for those with a very large wallet, the upcoming RM Auction in Monaco (May 12, 2012) will be the perfect opportunity to finally pick one up. That is, of course, if you have an extra $1.7 to $2.2 million to spend.
As a reminder, the FXX Evoluzione is powered by a 6.3 liter V12 engine that develops a total of 860 HP. The engine is mated to a six-speed, paddle-shift F1-style transmission and sprints the supercar from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
Compared to a standard FXX, the Evoluzione kit adds a new rear diffuser and rear flaps, which increases aerodynamic efficiency by 25%. The car put on auction will be painted in a very cool jet black color combined with the Italian "Tricolore" on the front and rear of the car.
In just a few words, the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is a must have for any Ferrari collector.
The 2011 edition of the Ferrari Racing Days at Laguna Seca was supposed to be a fun day of merry-making amongst owners of the Prancing Horse.
The weekend-long event featured a number of races involving cars from the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, including that of the new 458 Italia, as well as the FXX and the 599 XX.
Unfortunately, one owner of a rare Ferrari FXX didn’t have as good a weekend as his contemporaries after crashing his supercar out on the infamous ’Corkscrew’ section of the racetrack. While the damage doesn’t appear to be as serious as it should have been - FXX models are not meant for collisions - the dings and scratches are still noticeable enough to leave a pretty big dent in the owner’s wallet.
He could probably still afford paying for the damage done to his street-illegal sports car, but for a vehicle that could fetch millions of dollars in the market, the owner of this FXX should probably take good care of his prized stallion the next time he takes it out on the race track.
The Scottsdale Auction Week has just wrapped up its activities and has achieved its status as the most successful auction ever, pulling in $14.2 Million in final sales. Among those sales were some oldies, but goodies which brought in more than their fair share of benjamins.
"Scottsdale’s sunshine cast a warm glow over the Valley this week but the real heat emanated from our auction today with a fantastic crowd turnout and more than $14 Million in sales," said President and founder David Gooding. "Collectors and enthusiasts will not want to miss the excitement tomorrow, when highlights such as our barnfind 1948 Tucker and Fiat 8V Supersonic are presented."
On a vintage note, several significant and highly-original cars from the 1950s and 60s sold very well, including a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that sold for $858,000, a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB that sold for $797,500, and an unrestored 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra that sold for $610,500.
But one of the most impressive auctions was a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione which sold for an impressive $2.09 Million. This model is one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created. It is powered by a 6262 cc V12 engine that delivers 860 hp at 9500 rpm and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 249 mph.
Gooding and Company are preparing for an amazing auction event set to take place on Friday, January 21 2011 in Scottsdale. This event will lead to the auctioning off of many supercars belonging to the estate of renowned collector Benny Caiola. Although many supercars will be in attendance and hoping to be sold to a good home, the two most prized pieces will be the 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione and a 2005 Maserati MC 12.
The 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created. It is powered by a 6262 cc V12 engine that delivers 860 hp at 9500 rpm and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 249 mph.
The 2005 Maserati MC 12 was purchased direct from the factory and is vehicle number 31 of the 50 built. It is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers an impressive 624 HP and can exceed 205mph at full throttle, sprinting from 0 to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds.
By now, it would seem to be common knowledge to anyone who has a remote interest in cars that Top Gear is one place that you never doubt when it comes to rolling out the most exotic of exotic supercars in the world without even trying to plead to the manufacturer to lend them the said supercar.
If you’re an automaker, when Top Gear asks if they can test drive your car, there’s no way that anybody could say no, especially with the amount of publicity the show – and the magazine for that matter – provides.
And if you need any more proof of that, this video is all you need to understand just how much clout Top Gear has in the industry. That, dear friends, is a Ferrari FXX - one of the rarest supercars running around in this planet – that’s being put to its paces at Ferrari’s legendary test track in Fiorano by renowned test driver Dario Benuzzi. Like we said, the FXX is a car that’s usually found in posters and wish lists, but, apparently, that’s not the case for Top Gear.
Just before Michael Schumacher took off his white helmet and exposed himself as the Stig on the BBC television show Top Gear, he set a new speed record around the Top Gear test track in his personal Ferrari FXX. The racing spec super car gets an additional 150 HP over the standard model and takes advantage of lightweight materials to carry speed through the turns so it can hit it’s top speed of 217 MPH when it hits the straight away.
The previous record was held by the Gumpert Apollo, some 6.5 seconds slower. As nice as the factory tuned racing version of the Enzo is, personally we can’t wait for the 599XX based on the GTB Fiorano of a similar numerical nature.
Edo Competition tuner is really lucky to have in its hands one of the 30 Ferrari FXXs. Although the FXX was never programmed as a model to hit the public roads, Edo Competition decided the world needed a FXX which can be released on the streets.
The standard FXX received a 6.3L V12 engine capable of 800HP and features 19-inch forged alloy wheels riding on racing slicks, brakes made of a combination of carbon fiber and ceramic, and a gearbox that can shift gears in less than 100ms. In order to furfill the German TÜV regulations Edo didn’t have to make a lot of changes. The biggest hurdle was to raise the car so it would be legal on German public roads. Other modification they brought include new brake pads, production car tires, an exhaust valve and more restrictive catalytic converter. As a nice gift, the tuner also managed to add a plus of 80HP to the existing power with the help of just a few minor ECU mods. If any of the other 29 FXX owners would like to make theirs everyday drivable, now they know where to go.